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Etiquettes in the Mosque

  • The mosque is an Islamic place of worship devoted to the remembrance of God; it may also be used as a meeting place for religious affairs. Nothing should be done there that might desecrate it.
  • None should indulge in gossips in the mosque. One should either be praying there or engage himself in the remembrance of God or the people should talk about the religious affairs - but, of course this talk must not disturb those who are engaged in their Prayers.
  • On entering the mosque you should offer the following prayer: "Bismilla hissalato wassalamo alaa Rasoolillahi Allahummagh firlee zonoobe waftah lee abwaba rahmatika."
  • You may offer two Rakaat Nafl on entering the mosque; it will be something like gratitude to God on enabling you to reach the mosque for a virtuous deed (the Prayer). It will be a means of reward from God the Almighty.
  • If somebody is praying, you should not pass in front of him - of course you can do so if you pass a little away from the place of his prostration.
  • It is very undesirable that the people should talk loudly or do some thing undesirable - these things disturb the people who are engaged in prayer at that time.
  • The mosque must always be kept clean and if possible some scent should be used there to make the place very much agreeable; nothing dirty should be left there; it should be removed as early as possible.
  • You should not eat anything that gives bad smell, before going to the mosque; your mouth odour will be very disturbing to others.
  • You should not spit inside the mosque or on its stairs.
  • Do not engage yourself in buying or selling things in the mosque nor should you talk of trade there.
  • It is very undesirable that the announcement be made in the mosque about the lost property; of course if the missing thing was lost from within the mosque then the announcement is permissible to be made within the mosque.
  • Those who come late should not jump over the heads of others to go to the front lines.
  • Small children who might make noise or who might urinate there, should not be brought to the mosque.
  • When the Imam is delivering Friday Sermon, the audience must maintain silence; no talking should be carried on; even if somebody has to be told to silent, he should not be told by words of mouth; you should just point to him that he should keep silent.
  • When you come out of the mosque, you should pray in the following words: "Allahumma innee as-aloka min fazlika wa rahmatika."